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Florida moms overdose on heroin in SUV with infants in backseat
Two Florida mothers overdosed on heroin in a car on Thursday — with a pair of infants in the backseat.
Kristen Leigh O’Connor, 28, and 29-year-old June Schweinhart would tell cops in Boynton Beach that they met in a drug treatment program and bonded during their pregnancies.
O’Connor told investigators she picked up Schweinhart in the SUV and they bought $60 worth of heroin from her old drug dealer.
“For whatever reason, they decided yesterday to buy heroin and then snorted it while inside the car with their children,” the Boynton Beach Police Department wrote on Facebook on Friday.
When one of the women began to overdose, the other one called 911 for help. But then she started convulsing, according to cops.
“Oh my God, oh my God,” O’Connor said she heard Schweinhart say, according to the Palm Beach Post.
A passerby saw what was going on and took the phone and spoke with the dispatcher. The Florida Department of Children and Families took custody of the babies before turning them over to relatives. O’Connor and Schweinhart were charged with child neglect and taken to jail after being released from the hospital.
A judge ruled Friday that O’Connor can be with her child only when the baby’s grandmother is present, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The babies were one month and two months old, respectively, the newspaper reported.
“We hope this serves as a wake-up call for these moms, and that they seek further treatment for their addiction,” cops said.